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Will Gatorade Dehydrate You
Gatorade is better : Gatorade is better as it has electrolyte. ...Read more
Varies: Depends on your weight , how much salt you consume and medications you are taking. ...Read more
Do you have to drink water with haylanuric acid? Will it dehydrate you if you don't like creatine supplements?
No, I think it can.: No, i think it can help. Most people don't drink enough water, but water (a full glass), before each meal has been shown to help create a sense of fullness. Therefore people eat less. It has also been shown that drinking ice water before a meal helps delay gastric emptying, leaving you "full" longer. There is a cult diet that says your body burns more calories if you drink cold fluids. Not! ...Read more
Drinks like gatorade/powerade replenish you and quench your thirst. But how is this possible when they have sodium(salt)? Doesnt salt dehydrate you?
Replaces salt losses: During exercise and sweating, we lose variable to large amounts of salt/sodium and other electrolytes, especially if a heavy and salty sweater and/or exercising for over one hour. Beverages like gatorade and powerade replenish those salt losses while also providing water for hydration and some carbohydrates for energy replacement as well. We don't endorse talking salt alone without the hydration. ...Read more
Diarrhea: If the fiber intake leads to diarrhea, that can lead to dehydration if you dont keep up with the fluid losses. Most fiber, does not lead to diarrhea and or dehydration. Insoluble fiber is more likely to increase the transit of stool, where as soluble fiber as in oatmeal is more likely to sop up water and decrease the transit of stool. ...Read more
Yes - helps: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to get hydrated once you drink enough water? And how much water should one drink if dehydrated?
A few minutes: Water alone is not the best way to hydrate when dehydrated. A sports drink is actually better as the sugar and electrolytes in it promote hydration at the cellular level. If one is participating in sports such as running or cycling, its best to consume a high quality sports drink such can be found at hammer nutrition, but gatorade works fine. In terms of how much to drink, your body can usually regulate water intake very well. A general guideline is to consume about 500ml of a sports drink for 1 hour of cycling for example. ...Read more
Water intoxication: This is a rare phenomena and can occur during excessive loss of fluids from vigorous exercise and then drinking large amounts of water without electrolyte replacement. It can also be a psychological problem called "pathological water drinker." the main point here is that electrolytes, esp. Sodium need to stay in balance. Excessive drinking of water over a longer period of time might cause this. ...Read more
No: Studies have finally been done for we who drink lots of soda, and if you drink and maintain good hydration, then no. The caffeine in some can theoretically increase urination, but not practically seen. Bigger issue is the empty calories if you drink sweetened soda (=don't). The sugar load can cause hydration issues...And diabetes...And obesity! ...Read more
After sporting activities, is water ok or do you have to regain electrolytes by drinking gatorade?
Depends on activity: If you exercise for less than one hour in relatively normal temps, then water is likely adequate. If you are a heavy sweater or exercise greater than one hour and/or in hot, humid environments, then electrolyte-containing beverages are encouraged during and after an event. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would you?: It probably wouldn't hurt you (depends on the size of person drinking it). It replaces electrolytes, so someone with normal functioning kidneys would be able to appropriately deal with the consumed electrolytes. In my opinion, pedialyte is rather expensive and doesn't taste so good. I would try something else (gatorade?). ...Read more
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